3 Encuentro Nacional de Danza Folklória

Last night Bill and I walked up to Plaza Civica to see the Folklória dancers. This is Independence weekend in San Miguel so there were lots of people in the plaza for the show. I have to say that Folklória is one of my favorite things to watch. Last night the lighting wasn’t great, but the dancers were wonderful so I tried my best to get a few nice photos. Here are some of my favorites. Enjoy!

Guadalajara Zoo

By no means are these all the photos I got at the Guadalajara Zoo, but I wanted to get a photos posted before we head back to San Miguel tomorrow. I had no idea what to expect at the zoo, but it was really fantastic! The animals seem well cared for and the zoo itself is quite beautiful. I would highly recommend visiting the zoo in you’re ever in Guadalajara. Enjoy!

Las Bestias Danzan

Las Bestias Danzan (Dance of the Beasts) was held in the El Jardin last night. Unfortunately, they didn’t get started until late and there was no light. Oh, well, these figures are really fun to watch as they dance around the plaza. Here are a few photos from the evening. Enjoy!

La Alborada Parade

I attended the La Alborada parade this morning. If you ever want to visit San MIguel de Allende, be sure to come here during La Alborada. The weekend-long celebration is really something to see—including this wonderful parade with so many different groups od dancers being represented.

I managed to shoot over 1,100 photos of the parade and I’m still going through them. I’s gonna take some time to go through them all, but I wanted to post of few of the ones that caught me eye. Be sure to come back for more photos. I’ll try to get through them as soon as possible. In the meantime, I hope you enjoy these first few images.

Papantla Flying Acrobats

This weekend is La Alborada in San Miguel de Allende. The festivities began with a performance from the Papantla flying acrobats. They climb a 50-foot pole and then spin down to the ground on ropes while one guy sits on top playing a flute and banging his little drum. It’s really fun to watch. Most of the flyers are about 3-feet tall 🙂

We were told that there would be fireworks later in the evening, but they never happened so I got a nice shot of one of the church domes at night.

Enjoy!